Music Promoter Sam Larry Faces Legal Battle Following Assault Allegations by Late Singer Mohbad

The Lagos Annex of the Force Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2 in Alagbon, has disclosed that it summoned music promoter Samson Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, and others following a petition from the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, alleging assault and other charges.

On September 14, a petition filed by Mohbad against SamLarry and others emerged online. Mohbad claimed they assaulted him on a movie set and urged the police to protect him and bring the assailants to justice. This led to questions from many Nigerians about why his protection request was not fulfilled and why SamLarry and others were not held accountable.

However, in a conversation with Punch, Oluniyi Ogundeyi, the spokesperson for the Lagos Annex of the FCID, revealed that Mohbad did not appear at the police station to support and defend his petition or provide evidence for the allegations, which would have aided any potential legal action against the suspects. Additionally, it was mentioned that SamLarry, through his lawyer, filed a counter petition, accusing Mohbad of defamation of character.

Read Statement Below;

“We received the petition, and followed up on the information provided in the petition, and the suspects were invited. But Mohbad refused to show up to defend his petition and also provide evidence to assist the police in carrying out a proper investigation and forward the matter to the legal department for prosecution, if necessary.

It is true that Mohbad reported the case on June 27, 2023. The IPO confirmed this to me today (Thursday), and showed me the case file. The IPO revealed that Sam Larry and other suspects mentioned in the petition were invited for questioning and they honoured the invite and also gave their statements. But the deceased refused to show up to adopt and defend his petition, and a lawyer to Sam Larry and the other suspects filed a counter-petition accusing Mohbad of defaming them.

The police even reached out to Mohbad on several occasions, but he never showed up, and there was nothing the police could do if a petitioner refused to defend their petition and provide evidence to help the police in investigating the matter and forward the case file to the legal department of the suspect’s are found culpable.” he said

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